Vincent van Gogh was very grateful to his brother. It wasn’t just Theo’s financial support that Vincent appreciated. In many letters Vincent expressed he would be unhappy without the mental support and friendship of his brother. Also on Theo’s birthday in 1890 when his younger brother turned 33.

Today 132 years ago, on 29 April 1890,

Vincent van Gogh wrote to Theo from Saint-Rémy-de-Provence:

"My dear Theo, I haven’t been able to write to you until now, but as I’m feeling a little better these days I didn’t want to delay wishing a happy year to you, your wife and your child, since it’s your birthday. At the same time, please accept the various paintings I’m sending you with my thanks for all the kindnesses you’ve shown me, for without you I would be most unhappy.”

One of the paintings he sent was:

Charles-Elzéard Trabuc (the chief orderly of the asylum)
Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, 1889
Oil on canvas
61 x 46 cm
Kunstmuseum Solothurn, Switzerland

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